The definition of a la carte is a list of items on a menu which are priced separately.adjective
A baked potato on a menu is an example of an a la carte item.
A la carte is defined as ordering individual side dishes instead of an entree selection.adverb
Ordering chips and a pickle instead of getting a whole meal is an example of ordering a la carte.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr à la carte, lit., by the bill of fare
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also a la carteadverb & adj.
Origin: : à, by
Origin: + la, the
Origin: + carte, menu.